It’s official: Netflix has greenlit Dead to Me Season 3. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the batch of new episodes will be the last and they’ll be tying up Jen (Christina Applegate) and Judy’s (Linda Cardinelli) storylines this season once and for all. I don’t want it to ever end!
I will miss these ladies. But we felt this was the best way to tie up the story of these women. Thank you to all the fans. We will be getting back to work when it is safe to do so. Much love https://t.co/tJXf31EDhe
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) July 6, 2020
- Season 2 ended with such a great cliffhanger. Spoilers ahead if you haven’t already watched, but having Jen and Judy get into a collision with Ben (James Marsden) who was drunk driving was just stellar. While it seems like Jen has officially gotten away with murder, the hit-and-run as well as the budding relationship between Jen and Ben, who doesn’t realize she killed his twin brother, gives us plenty to talk about in Dead to Me Season 3.
- Dead to Me creator Liz Feldman is happy to end things here. “From start to finish, Dead To Me is exactly the show I wanted to make,” Feldman said in a statement according to TV Line. “And it’s been an incredible gift. Telling a story sprung from grief and loss has stretched me as an artist and healed me as a human. I’ll be forever indebted to my partners in crime, my friends for life, Christina and Linda, and our brilliantly talented writers, cast and crew. I am beyond grateful to Netflix for supporting Dead To Me from day one, and I’m thrilled to continue our collaboration.”
- There was no guarantee that Season 3 would even happen. Feldman admitted after Season 2 dropped that there was no assurance from Netflix that any future seasons would be greenlit but she chose to end things on an unresolved note regardless. “Confidence is not a word I would use because I’ve been doing this too long,” she said at the time. “Crazy things happen all the time. We’re in the middle of a global pandemic. I’m reasonably hopeful and I’m optimistic about it. I love telling the story of Jen and Judy. My fingers and everything are crossed.”
- Applegate agrees that it’s time to let Jen and Judy go. “I will miss these ladies. But we felt this was the best way to tie up the story of these women,” she tweeted following the news that Season 3 would be the end of Dead to Me. “Thank you to all the fans. We will be getting back to work when it is safe to do so.” I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see how things wrap up!